Head of Data Science (Pricing, R, R Shiny)

Data Science Mumbai, India




Head of Data Science, India


About Argus: 

Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,300 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 29 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.  Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership, and Inclusivity.  



What will you be doing? 


A natural leader, you will need to have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills. You will be working alongside Stakeholders from different areas, such as Technology, Editorial, Marketing, Sales, so you will need to be a natural team player and ready to rise to the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment.

The new Head of Data, India will lead the regional team of Data Engineers and Data Scientists to execute a roadmap that successfully safeguards and supports data curation and processes. You will use your experience and leadership skills to improve hiring and retention policies in our regional office in India, thus managing operational risk and improving efficiency. This will provide support across the Argus DS function, and it will speed up development timelines across for Prices, Analytics and DS Studio.

You will play a vital part in establishing round the clock operational support for our products by establishing partnerships with Argus employees across our global offices. The strategic planning, execution, safeguarding, staff management practices and plans are expected to add value across all areas of responsibility. This will increase efficiency, client satisfaction, client retention, enable the continuous delivery of the highest quality products, thus forging new opportunities for product support and development.  



What we’re looking for in you: 


  • Lead and manage the regional team in India, manage workload and priorities.
  • Use leadership skills and experience to improve staff hiring and retention practices and policies, complying with regional office direction and policies.
  • Work with senior leadership to put in place strategic plans to oversee and safeguard data processes that enable efficiency in data curation and


  • Safeguard strategic data workflow processes to ensure they continue to be scalable, meet requirements for data and model governance (i.e., SR11-7). 
  • Ensure the team executes with discipline and delivers on governance and compliance expectations.   
  • Be proactive in identifying opportunities for cross-functional partnerships across Argus.
  • Safeguard the accurate implementation of existing methodology used in the development of the products.
  • Contribute to the development of our state-of-the art DS Studio.
  • Establish partnerships with other team across our global offices to establish around the clock support for data curation and models and to help execute the development roadmap.



Required Skills and Experience:


  • MSc or PhD in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related discipline.
  • An experienced Head of Data or Analytics.
  • Proficient in R and SQL.
  • 10+ years of experience with data automation, databases and analytics technologies.
  • 5+ years developing descriptive and predictive models.
  • Strong leadership and people management qualities.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously and under tight deadlines is important/.
  • You should be naturally curious and a keen puzzle solver, we recognize the power of fresh ideas and approaches that team members can bring.



Our Benefits Include: 


  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme 
  • Flexible Working Policy 
  • Group healthcare scheme 
  • 18 days annual leave 
  • 8 days casual leave 
  • Extensive internal and external training 



Please send in your application via our official career’s website at https://www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions. 

Jobs posted on other websites and that do not link to our career’s website may not be legitimate and may be fraudulent.  If you are contacted by someone whom you suspect may not be appropriately representing Argus, please send the details to us via an email with “Recruitment Fraud” in the subject title.